Bengal has no land-related problem, Mamata tells Singapore PM

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Singapore, Aug 19: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday morning met Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at his residence and spoke over issues of industrialisation in the state.

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When Loong wanted to know from Banerjee whether Bengal has any land-related issues, the latter told him that her state has no problem with land as her government has created land bank, Bengali news channel ABP Ananda said. Loong reportedly asked Banerjee what is a land bank and the latter explained him the concept, saying it is the total land that the state government has acquired.

What is a land bank, the Singaporean PM asked Mamata Banerjee

Sources said the chief minister urged Singapore's known industrial groups to invest in the state and also expressed hope about growing a Bengal-Singapore trade centre. Banerjee was assisted by the state Finance and Industries Minister Amit Mitra and some other secretaries.

Banerjee went to Singapore on August 17 along with a big contingent for a five-day trip to woo investors. The trip was, however, ridiculed by the opposition who said it was a holiday vacation which was an effort to divert attention from the Saradha chit fund scam which has put Banerjee's Trinamool Congress in a spot.

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